The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Nottingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 28 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 80 88 80
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 14 7 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Nottingham 1.17% 0.67% 1.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.20% 0.69% 1.63%
Number of salaries quoted 12 6 14
Average salary £41,250 £36,750 £31,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.24% +17.60%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,700 £29,500 £19,975
10% offered a salary of more than £45,500 £55,000 £42,050
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Tester
Nottinghamshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Nottingham region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Nottingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1165 1009 920
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Nottingham 97.08% 96.65% 95.44%
Number of salaries quoted 943 753 818
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,458 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Nottingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Tester in the job title across the Nottingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Nottingham

Tester
Salary Trend in Nottingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Tester across the Nottingham region.

Tester Salary Trend in Nottingham

Tester
Salary Histogram in Nottingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Tester across the Nottingham region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015.

Tester Salary Histogram in Nottingham

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Nottingham

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT jobs across the Nottingham region that cited Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Tester in their job title.

1 16 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (43.33%) QA
3 12 (40.00%) Degree
4 11 (36.67%) Software Testing
5 10 (33.33%) Regression Testing
6 9 (30.00%) Computer Science
6 9 (30.00%) Selenium
6 9 (30.00%) Manual Testing
7 7 (23.33%) C#
8 6 (20.00%) Java
8 6 (20.00%) .NET
8 6 (20.00%) Finance
9 5 (16.67%) ISEB
9 5 (16.67%) Mobile App
9 5 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (13.33%) SQL
10 4 (13.33%) Test Scripting
10 4 (13.33%) ISTQB
11 3 (10.00%) TDD
11 3 (10.00%) Automated Testing
11 3 (10.00%) E-Commerce
11 3 (10.00%) Scrum
11 3 (10.00%) SDLC
11 3 (10.00%) User Experience
11 3 (10.00%) Automation Testing
12 2 (6.67%) SpecFlow
12 2 (6.67%) BDD
12 2 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (6.67%) Test Automation

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Nottingham by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT jobs across the Nottingham region that cited Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) DB2
Development Applications
1 9 (30.00%) Selenium
2 2 (6.67%) SpecFlow
2 2 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (6.67%) WebDriver
2 2 (6.67%) NeoLoad
2 2 (6.67%) JUnit
2 2 (6.67%) NUnit
3 1 (3.33%) FitNesse
3 1 (3.33%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (3.33%) Ranorex
General
1 6 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Games
2 2 (6.67%) Marketing
3 1 (3.33%) Legal
3 1 (3.33%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.00%) .NET
2 2 (6.67%) HTML5
2 2 (6.67%) XML
2 2 (6.67%) XSD
2 2 (6.67%) HTML
2 2 (6.67%) Velocity
3 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (30.00%) Computer Science
2 5 (16.67%) Mobile App
3 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (10.00%) User Experience
5 2 (6.67%) Credit Risk
5 2 (6.67%) Mainframe
6 1 (3.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (3.33%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (36.67%) Software Testing
3 10 (33.33%) Regression Testing
4 9 (30.00%) Manual Testing
5 4 (13.33%) Test Scripting
6 3 (10.00%) TDD
6 3 (10.00%) Automated Testing
6 3 (10.00%) E-Commerce
6 3 (10.00%) Scrum
6 3 (10.00%) SDLC
6 3 (10.00%) Automation Testing
7 2 (6.67%) BDD
7 2 (6.67%) Test Automation
7 2 (6.67%) Kanban
7 2 (6.67%) V-Model
7 2 (6.67%) Responsive Web Design
7 2 (6.67%) Agile Testing
7 2 (6.67%) Functional Testing
7 2 (6.67%) Mentoring
7 2 (6.67%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (23.33%) C#
2 6 (20.00%) Java
3 4 (13.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (40.00%) Degree
2 5 (16.67%) ISEB
2 5 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (13.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (43.33%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (6.67%) New Relic
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (6.67%) Oracle